Friends: Season 3, Episode 2

The One Where No One's Ready (26 Sep. 1996)

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Ross becomes very frustrated with his friends when they fail to be ready on time for a speech that he is giving at the museum. When he publicly moans at Rachel, she get her revenge by dressing outrageously.



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Sherman Whitfield


Ross is eager to have everyone ready well in time for his 8 PM speech at the museum's benefit, but they all have other priorities then getting dressed. Joey childishly steals Chandler's armchair while he used the bathroom, and obstinately keeps sitting in it, in the process getting a stain on Phoebe's dress; when finally chased, Joey takes the pillows with him, Chandler retorts by stealing all Joey's underwear, Joey takes sordid vestimentary revenge... Monica freaks when she hears an answering machine message from Richard, even although it's probably ancient, and keeps making it worse abusing his code... Worst of all is Rachel, who takes forever to pick an outfit till Ross insists she should hurry up, never mind what she wears, then she refuses to go altogether, until Joey's flippant suggestion is taken seriously... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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26 September 1996 (USA)  »

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This episode was a tribute to what became some of the great strengths of the show. For budget reasons early on in the series most of the episodes were done on the regular sets, and the writers had to work at creating scripts to fit the locations they had with infrequent guest casts. Ultimately these became hallmarks of the show and are part of what made Friends so great. This episode celebrates that with just the six main characters in the apartment. See more »


The hummus stain on Phoebe's dress changes in size between shots. See more »


Ross: Look, I don't care it starts at eight, we can't be late.
Phoebe: [Rhyming] We could not, would not want to wait.
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References Magnum, P.I. (1980) See more »

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The One Where No One's Ready
13 May 2008 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Ross becomes very annoyed with his friends, because no one is ready on time to go out with him. He is going to give a speech at the museum he works, but the problem is that Chandler and Joey fight for staying in the same seat in Monica's house, Rachel just cannot decide about which clothes she is going to wear and Monica stays listening to her answering machine.

Phoebe, the only one who is ready, gets her beautiful yellow dressed dirty by mistake to make everything even worst.

When Ross publicly complains on Rachel's delay to dress, she decides not to go anymore.

Monica deletes Richard's main message on his answering mistake by mistake when she is replying one of his messages to her.

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